The Failure of the Senate to Check the President
Part 1/3

“[Donald Trump] is a race-baiting xenophobic religious bigot.” — Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

“[I]f we don’t reject Donald Trump, we’ve lost the moral authority … to govern this great nation.” — Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

“We need a commander…

Character and Power
Part 1/16

In the 1930s and 1940s, fascist regimes committed unspeakable crimes against humanity. Since that time, we’ve had to grapple with our own brutality, and seek out the root causes and — more importantly — warning signs of fascistic power. By identifying these markers before they…

The Evolution of Trumpism
Part 1/2

Authoritarian (adjective): favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.

The descent of Trump from President to authoritarian figure has been a steady happening throughout his term in office. Of course, Trump himself would…

Part 1/5

Each of us can all recall times when our country was “great.” When we achieved unimaginable feats of engineering and technology. When we fought--and won--wars for moral reasons. When we passed laws that admitted our shortcomings and dedicated ourselves to righting our wrongs. When we worked together…

Opening Statement
7 July 2020

In an often-told story about the founding of our country, a small group of citizens asked Benjamin Franklin what kind of government the delegates had formed as he was exiting the Constitutional Convention. Franklin responded, “A Republic, if you can keep it!” The veracity of…


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